Gary Barlow says fourth child Poppy has been stillborn

Gary Barlow

Gary Barlow has announced his fourth child Poppy was stillborn on Saturday (4 August).

The Take That singer issued a statement saying his wife Dawn and he were "devastated" by the news.

"Dawn and I are devastated to announce that we've lost our baby. Poppy Barlow was delivered stillborn on 4 August in London," he said.

"Our focus now is giving her a beautiful funeral and loving our three children with all our hearts."

Back in February, Barlow was one of three members of Take That to announce they and their wives were expecting a baby.

He made that announcement on Twitter.

Gary Barlow and his wife Dawn have been married since 2000.

The statement ended: "We'd ask at this painful time that our privacy be respected."

Condolences

Fellow X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos wrote: "My thoughts & prayers are with @GBarlowOfficial and wife Dawn tonight. Heartbreaking x."

The singer also received a message from Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber on Twitter. The pair co-wrote the official Diamond Jubilee song, Sing.

Lord Webber tweeted: "Dearest Dawn & Gary, Madeleine & I are devastated about news of Poppy. Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family."

A message from boy band JLS, who found fame on X Factor, read: "We send our condolences to @GBarlowOfficial and his family during this tough time..our thoughts and prayers with you..Marv and the boys x"

Una Healy from girl group The Saturdays, who recently became a mother for the first time, tweeted: "My thoughts and prayers go out to @GBarlowOfficial and his wife and family such sad news RIP Poppy x."